The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Estates Building Surveyor (Client Side Building Surveyor). This role could be your next career opportunity.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.
We are driven to provide our young people with access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences we offer equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
About the role
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and delivery of small to medium sized estates projects across The David Ross Education Trust and aiding in the coordination of the Capital Programme. Responsibilities will include:
Preparation of feasibility studies and building designs, as well as written specifications, drawings and tender documentation for improvement works.
You will be required to provide advice on and ensure compliance with Building Regulations, CDM Regulations, Planning Legislation as well as advising on future sustainability and energy improvements.
You will support the Facilities Manager on ensuring Assets are captured in refurbishment or upgrade works to ensure compliance with Statutory Maintenance.
To provide expert advice to the Head of Estates & Capital Programmes and Head of Estates, Facilities & Operations with regards to incoming or changing legislation, as well as condition issues found around the Estate.
You will be required to collate comprehensive tender documentation when undertaking tender exercises and conducting tender analysis and writing tender reports. The candidate will be required to comply with the Trusts procurement policies.
To facilitate an escalation route for Regional Education Directors, the Directors of Primary & Secondary Education and Academy Principals on all matters relating to Maintenance and Building matters; providing proactive advice and reactive assistance where necessary.
Salary & Benefits
Local Government Pension Scheme
30 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
Rewards and Recognition Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Who we are looking for
Relevant qualifications such as an RICS accredited Building Surveying Degree.
Proficient use of AutoCAD 2D.
Experience of writing varied project specifications and schedules of work.
Experience of end to end procurement and tendering processes and extensive contract management.
Ability to interpret and translate legislation.
Exceptional Stakeholder/Contractor Management ability.
Outstanding written and oral communication, reporting writing ability and organizational skills
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.
Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.
Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing multi-academy trust in the country. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas, our first All Through school and a special school which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
To complete our on-line application form, please [click on ‘apply for job’ Please note we do not accept CVs without a completed application form.
Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.
An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.